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World Trade Centre Hull & Humber is to help women break through an international trade 'glass ceiling'.
It is staging an Inspiring International Women conference on Thursday (November 19) when speakers will include Laura Tenison, founder and managing director of mother and baby brand JoJo Maman Bébé, and Rosie Millard, chair of UK City Culture 2017.   The aim is to further boost international trade in the region and, according to the organiser, World Trade Centre partner Carolyn Burgess, businesswomen must overcome a number of obstacles if they are to play their full part.
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Two east coasts, both developing wind power technology, will be the theme of World Trade Centre Hull & Humber's next 'Doing Business in' seminar.   Through the eyes of US experts, Doing Business in the USA will focus on how Humber firms can benefit from Virginia's ambition to be the manufacturing hub for wind farm equipment on the eastern seaboard of the United States.   The free event on November 20 is being held in partnership with Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance from Virginia, Team Humber Marine Alliance and UK Trade & Investment and features a star line-up of speakers.
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WTC Hull & Humber has teamed up with its counterpart in The Hague for a special matchmaking event and gala in the Dutch city on November 21 and is inviting businesses to join them. The two world trade centres are leading a drive for greater cooperation between Humber and Dutch offshore operators and suppliers.
The event will also involve the Energy Group from WTC Twente in eastern Holland, the Association of Dutch Suppliers in the Oil and Gas Industry and Team Humber Marine Alliance. 
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Members of law firm Andrew Jackson's shipping and transport team will travel to China next week to present a seminar to the Shanghai office of a London based P&I  (Protection & Indemnity) club.    Having received numerous instructions from P&I clubs - insurers of shipowners' liability – both in the UK and overseas for several years, the team was invited to present an overview of recent cases of international importance to the Shanghai office on 10 November.  
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Henderson Insurance Brokers Ltd (HIBL) has appointed two new local apprentices to its Hessle office, using a customised apprenticeship scheme developed in conjunction with a local training provider.   Jordan Key and Haleema Parker have joined the specialist business broker from school and college as part of the continued expansion of the broker’s East Yorkshire operation.
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A free expert seminar and workshop on doing business in Germany will highlight key regional, social and cultural aspects to consider when exporting to Europe’s largest market.   Deutsche Kultur – Business the German Way, on Monday, October 27, is being hosted by World Trade Centre Hull & Humber, in conjunction with UKTI, at the Hallmark Hotel, North Ferriby, East Yorkshire.  
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The development of offshore wind operations and maintenance in the North Sea comes under the spotlight at a high profile international three-day conference this month.

 

North Sea Offshore Wind 2014 calls on the collective resources of Enterprise Europe Network, WindCluster Norway, Innovation Norway, Targeting Innovation, who have organised the event with Hull-based Team Humber Marine Alliance (THMA).

 

It is being hosted on the Humber for the second time following conferences in Stiklestad, mid-Norway, in 2011, and Jutland, Denmark in 2013,  and will be held at the Hallmark Hotel, North Ferriby, just west of Hull, from October 21-23.

 

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Andrew Jackson is proud to announce that it remains a top ranked law firm in the Yorkshire and Humber region, according to the research findings of the Legal 500 2014, one of the UK’s top legal guides.   In the guide, published this month, Andrew Jackson has received national recognition for its shipping work and is the only Hull firm to be top tier ranked for employment and family work; it has also retained top tier rankings for corporate and commercial, commercial litigation, commercial property and transport.  With six top tier rankings, more than any other firm in Hull, it  has reinforced its position as a leading law firm.   

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